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Old 08-06-06, 08:20 PM   #1
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The stupidest human being on earth is...

Kathryn Ford of Louisville, KY.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14187448/

If you have any new candidates to add, please feel free.
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i saw that article too...i wouldn't say she was stupid...just to honest...i would have gotten a few $1000 bucks and then told somebody...the thing gave away $500,000 bucks...the casino would have definently noticed eventually and then somebody probably would have gotten in trouble for sure...
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Old 08-06-06, 09:29 PM   #3
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No no, that would be me
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Old 08-07-06, 08:08 AM   #5
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Maybe I am a bit old-fashioned, but in today's cynical, corrupt society I would think that her type of behaviour should be applauded, rather than ridiculed. I was raised by parents who taught me that to take anything that was not mine is just wrong...plain and simple. Maybe she has children or grandchildren to whom she would not want to explain herself.

Kathryn Ford.....my hat is off to you (and after the flames, probably my head too )

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Why is she stupid? Because she's honest? Or is she stupid for just sitting in a casino expecting to win money? Or is she stupid for sitting in a casino just for the fun of it, not really expecting to win any money?
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YIKES, I think its a tough call. I'm a firm believer in what comes around goes around. She was being honest and you can't blame her for that fault. To bad more of society is not this way. I think she will be glad one day that she did what she did, even if it means she feels good inside.

Yes, she could have said nothing and kept getting tons of money back that she didn't win. Is that fair, who knows?? It would bug me personally if I just played and didn't say anything.
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Old 08-07-06, 08:43 AM   #8
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stupid for not being a thief and having some integrity? don't think so.
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Tongue in cheek. Who would have known I mean come on you are gambling and just happen to be winning. What could be so dishonest about that? BTW Casinos are inherently dishonest.

So how does everyone feel about voting machines
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I give her credit for being honest to do that, I think most of us would be tempted to walk away with an extra few hundred dollars.

But I take her credit away for actually playing slots.
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Here is the problem with machines, computers, etc. They were made by MAN. Man at some point or another is going to make an error. Does this make it right by cheating when there is an error?? We can't rely on computers always being right. We have to use some caution when giving computers jobs that man doesn't want to do.
Voting machines. I haven't had to use one yet. No sure how I feel about them. Honestly I like check systems where man is checking the machine and the machine is checking man.
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She Is An idiot.
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Maybe I am a bit old-fashioned, but in today's cynical, corrupt society I would think that her type of behaviour should be applauded, rather than ridiculed. I was raised by parents who taught me that to take anything that was not mine is just wrong...plain and simple. Maybe she has children or grandchildren to whom she would not want to explain herself.

Kathryn Ford.....my hat is off to you (and after the flames, probably my head too )

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I agree, I mean sure some aholes would take advantage and be dishonest, but there are lots of honest people.
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Old 08-07-06, 11:06 AM   #14
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Taking advantage of a casino is not like stealing from the collection plate at church, people. Still, I wonder what percentage of you would have said nothing and collected money?
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Taking advantage of a casino is not like stealing from the collection plate at church,
I dont agree.. stealing is stealing no matter where the money that didnt belong to you at the first place came from. No gray area for me on that one. but that's just me.
I have on many occasions found money or very valuable pieces of jewelry at work, this is very common and never in 18 years have I took it. Am I a foul? maybe.. but a clean one with a clear concience.
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Old 08-07-06, 11:14 AM   #16
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In answer to the thread title, I'd have to say that there is a 6 billion-way tie for the title of the Stupidest Person in the World.
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Old 08-07-06, 11:19 AM   #17
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the people that inhabit those countries where the main form of entertainment is killing each other. i'm really tired of the news talking only about them, ya know.
+1 Not everything you say makes sense but this time I'm in total agreement with you Merton.
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Wouldn't that be theft? Isn't the contract between you and the casino / machine is that you enter $20 and you get a ticket for $20? Just because you can get away with it (and maybe not since there are cameras everywhere in Vegas), doesn't mean it's okay.

For example, if I withdrew $20 from my bank's ATM, but the machine shuffler counted out $200 and only deducted $20, wouldn't that be a mistake? If your bank / financial account is accidentally credited money that wasn't supposed to be there and you spend it, you are responsible for it, even if the bank made a mistake.
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Meh. I say casinos and banks are fair game. And don't think they wouldn't do the same to you.

Life is about exploiting advantages. That's why we have nice things like heated water and dentists while the rest of the animal kingdom dies shortly after its reproductive peak. Is it bad to draft someone during a race? They are, afterall, doing most of the work.

Besides, I don't consider that to be lying or dishonesty. If the person entered into an agreement w/ the casino that any glitch would be immediately reported but went ahead and took advantage of it, that would be dishonesty. This is just simply being a weasel. I like weasels. They're cute and furry. But they do kinda stink.
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Wouldn't that be theft? Isn't the contract between you and the casino / machine is that you enter $20 and you get a ticket for $20? Just because you can get away with it (and maybe not since there are cameras everywhere in Vegas), doesn't mean it's okay.

For example, if I withdrew $20 from my bank's ATM, but the machine shuffler counted out $200 and only deducted $20, wouldn't that be a mistake? If your bank / financial account is accidentally credited money that wasn't supposed to be there and you spend it, you are responsible for it, even if the bank made a mistake.
That's what I was thinking. I am sure there are laws addressing this but I am unsure as to how they would go. In essence the machine is acting as an employee of the casino. It is giving you incorrect change just as a cashier at the Piggly Wiggly might.

I don't think it makes a difference if it piggly wiggly or a casino. It still is probably morally wrong. Not sure about legally however. Wish i knew.
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Isn't receiving welfare while your perfectly able to work also stealing. There is stealing in so many degrees going on all over the place. Credit card fee's, cell phone fee's and bank charges. Casinos are in the business to make money off of deception. They employ confusing floor layouts that hide the exit, they highlight the most poorly paying machines and so on. They are there to get your money. Yet, they use the best security to make sure YOU do not make off with any of THEIR money. I say its fair time someone got theirs. I had friends that won $60 and then $180 at a slot machine and they collected the payout and were approached by security and told to leave for no reason. So right or wrong, good for those people for sticking it to the man and also good for her for informing the Casino of the issue. Honesty is always commendable......
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I bet she sleeps well at night.
No, she might not be the brightest person in the world going to the casino and all but at least she's honest. You've gotta admire that in today's society.
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I dont agree.. stealing is stealing no matter where the money that didnt belong to you at the first place came from. No gray area for me on that one. but that's just me.
I have on many occasions found money or very valuable pieces of jewelry at work, this is very common and never in 18 years have I took it. Am I a foul? maybe.. but a clean one with a clear concience.
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Meh. I say casinos and banks are fair game. And don't think they wouldn't do the same to you.
Ummmm, I do believe that bank robbery is a federal offense.

Justify stealing from a casino, justify stealing from a bank, eventually you will justify stealing from a church.
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I found an envelope at the bank drive up window with $400 in it, turned it in. The woman was just being honest.

Dumbest S.O.B. outside of the Beltway, I'm going to have to nominate Bill Heard for his customer service.

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I snagged this off my favorite cage board:
Amazing that I didn't see this before...my girlfriend used to work at Oak Ridge National Labs, right after I met her, and she once went car shopping at Bill Heard. Got the runaround, was smart enough to call bull****, started walking out.....

And the salesman, big ****** guy, tried to block her in and prevent her from leaving.

Now, my girlfriend is about 5'5, slender, not particularly physically imposing. But she's been in martial arts since she was 7, has climbed 28,000 foot mountains, and has a wikkid temper.

So she tells the guy, very calmly, to get the hell out of the way. He refuses. She tells him that he has the choice of moving or getting his ass handed to him on a plate. He laughs and makes a very rude comment. She tells him to move again, very calmly. She tries to walk around him....and he grabs her arm.

So she hit him like a goddamned cobra- nailed several very sensitive areas with elbows and knees, then launched him over her shoulder with some kind of crazy aikido throw that rammed him face-first into the ground and broke several facial bones. Then she called the police and pressed charges against the guy, got him booked for assault once he got out of the emergency room.

Seems to me they need a few more of those incidents.
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Never mind her, I bring you...my Aunt. For instance:

When told of New Berlin, Wisconsin, she replied: "Why would they name a city in Wisconsin after a city in Poland?"

When her niece told her she had just returned from Paris, she asked if she had "...gotten a chance to see the Leaning Tower of Pizza".

While looking at a map of the US, she told my uncle that she couldn't figure out why the snow had melted in New Jersey, but was still on the ground in Vermont. "I mean, Vermont IS closer to the sun".

Discuss.
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